16 The QUEE NS Courier • MAY 26, 2016 for breaking news visit www.qns.com BURGLARIZED REGO PARK BANK STILL SHUT AFTER DEPOSIT BOX THEFTS By Robert Pozarycki firstname.lastname@example.org/@robbpoz The Rego Park bank where safe deposit boxes were compromised during a daring burglary over the weekend remains closed as detectives continue to investigate the crime. According to police, the suspect(s) cut a hole into the roof of the Maspeth Federal Savings at 64-19 Woodhaven Blvd. sometime during Thank you to all Veterans, past and present for your service to our country. Congressman Joe Crowley, 14th CD Paid for by Crowley for Congress the weekend. They reportedly entered the vault, then removed cash along with a number of safe deposit boxes. Many of the boxes, some of which had their contents removed, were found across the roof by 112th Precinct officers just after 8:30 a.m. on May 23. A bank employee called police after discovering the hole in the roof while opening the branch for business. As of May 24, neither police nor Maspeth Federal could confirm how much was stolen, or the approximate time of when the break-in occurred. The branch normally operates on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is closed on Sundays. Detectives are looking to obtain security camera footage from nearby homes and businesses in the hope that the devices caught images of potential suspects, a source familiar with the investigation said. According to a statement from Maspeth Federal, the branch will remain closed over the next several days as investigators continue their probe. Customers who kept safe deposit boxes at the location will be notified if they were compromised “and when they can regain access to them.” Safe deposit boxes are normally used by individuals to store precious items such as jewelry or important personal documents; cash may not be stored. By law, however, the bank is not liable for the content in the boxes. “We know that safe deposit boxes are often used to hold items that, more important than their financial value, have personal value,” the statement noted. “We are hopeful that the breach will have only affected a limited portion of the boxes rented on site, and for those that were breached, that some of the items may have been left behind by the perpetrators and be recoverable after the police finish investigating. This is an unfortunate day for the community, but we are hopeful the authorities will bring the perpetrators to justice.” The NYPD Major Case Squad is conducting the investigation. THE COURIER/Photo by Anthony Giudice The Maspeth Federal Savings bank on Woodhaven Boulevard in Rego Park was burglarized this weekend. On this Memorial Day, let us not forget the men and women of our Armed Services and those Veterans who have served our nation with honor. Congresswoman GRACE MENG Paid for and authorized by Grace For New York.
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